Kashgar Off The Beaten Path

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    BOSHIKERANMUXIANG , SATURDAY MARKET

    by henri123 Written Nov 13, 2013
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    Superb day trip from Kashgar every saturday; just one hour bus trip to this village; famous for

    pomegrenate gardens. Easy to reach from Kashgar, a must if you have a free saturday morning to

    spend in the countryside.

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    Around the town

    by Madmaxola Written Feb 16, 2004

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    a nice man

    It's also nice and quiet in the alleys, which is unique for a 'chinese' city. This old man was nice enough to pose for us. He was just getting his donkey ready to go to market, I guess (I didn't ask...)

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    Urban Uighur streets

    by Madmaxola Written Feb 16, 2004

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    beautiful

    This is what the maze like roads look lik ein the uighur parts of town. Take a camera and have a walk, but be careful as this is basically people's backyards... Each door leads to a courtyard on the inside, which is open, and beyond the courtyard is the house. When we went the streets were full of little kids (The Muslims out west are exempt from the one-child policy), and they started chasing us around basically, enthralled with the camera.

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    Why not stay and study Uighur at Teachers College

    by Wanderboy43 Written Nov 11, 2003

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    The dorms aren't this nice however

    As my friend is interested in studying Uighur (the local language of the Uighur people - a Turkish language writen in Arabic script), I have learned some info about this (from the Admin and a couple current students) and will now pass it on....
    First, you can apply to study in Kashgar at just one place and you must live on campus. (Other foreigners working in Kashgar are restricted to another location - I don't remember the name of the area) The price for a 4 month term is $750 and housing runs about $4/day for the dorm. You will probably have to share, but even if you get a single the price is the same. FYI, for the same price you could get a much nicer place off campus. The dorm apartments are a bit dismal, though they have been fixed up nicely by students over time.
    As the teachers are trained in literature, not language, there is a range in the quality of instruction. Classes include Chinese, Uighur, and maybe some caligraphy.
    For Kashgar, the terms start in September and in March I think and you can't start mid term. To apply you need copies of you degree and resume and a $30 fee; apparently no one is rejected. Most student now come from Korea, though there are random others to make up the now 20 foreign students.
    Another option is to study in Urumqi, where this year the restriction of living on campus was lifted. It's a bigger city with more options, and probably better instruction, but maybe doesn't have the magic of Kashgar.

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    Visit a Uighur gravesite

    by Wanderboy43 Written Nov 21, 2003

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    I had a nice day walking outside the town (heading North), and ended up coming across this gravesite. Very simple and beautiful.

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    Watch a comedy about SARS

    by Wanderboy43 Written Nov 21, 2003

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    ?

    This is just the movie poster. You need to find the video and figure out how to watch it. good luck.

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    Go bowling

    by Wanderboy43 Written Nov 21, 2003

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    That loser is me!

    Only if you are really bored; I was surprised to find this place. You might get a person clapping for you, like I did. And I suck at bowling.

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    Trading Horses

    by o00o Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Market to trade horses with land, house and life partner (!?). This they usually organize the trading activity outaside city center.

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